Posted By dale on March 25, 2013
To identify what your target heart rate for exercising should be you need to work out your maximum heart rate. This is 220 minus your age.
To get a good cardiovascular workout you should be working at 75-85% of your maximum heart rate. Always consult your Doctor before starting a exercise program.
Posted By dale on December 30, 2012
Several studies have already confirmed that appropriate sun exposure actually helps prevent skin cancer. In fact, melanoma occurrence has been found to decrease with greater sun exposure and can be increased by sunscreens. For example, studies showing improved survival rates in melanoma patients who were exposed to sunlight more frequently before their melanoma was diagnosed. In Public Health Nutrition, researchers also listed a number of associations between sun exposure and melanoma found in the medical literature, such as:
Intermittent sun exposure and severe sunburn in childhood are associated with an increased risk of melanoma
Occupational exposure, such as farmers and fishermen, and regular weekend sun exposure are associated with decreased risk of melanoma
Sun exposure appears to protect against melanoma on skin sites not exposed to sun light, and melanoma occurring on skin with large UV exposure has the best prognosis
Patients with the highest blood levels of vitamin D have thinner melanoma and better survival prognosis than those with the lowest vitamin D levels
The fact is, getting safe sun exposure every day is actually one of the best things you can do for your health. The point to remember is that once your skin turns the lightest shade of pink (if you’re Caucasian), it’s time to get out of the sun. Past this point of exposure your body will not produce any more vitamin D and you’ll begin to have sun damage.
Posted By dale on January 16, 2012
Routine use of the hepatitis B vaccine for newborns began in 1991, and according to the Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS), operated jointly by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), there were 36,788 officially reported adverse reactions to hepatitis B vaccines between 1992 and 2005. Of these, 14,800 were serious enough to cause hospitalization, life-threatening health events or permanent disabilities; 781 deaths were also reported. The hepatitis B vaccine for newborns is the least justifiable of any vaccine I can think of. Remember, the disease is only transmitted via contaminated needles, blood transfusion, or contact with contaminated blood and/or body fluids. Babies can essentially only contract hepatitis B via their mother, if the mother is infected. So why not screen all pregnant women for the disease and only give the vaccine to those infants whose mothers actually test positive for hepatitis B? That policy would be a lot less expensive, and a lot safer for the majority of babies born in the United States. If you’re an expecting parent, it’s important to know that the hepatitis B vaccine is given to virtually every newborn in the hospital—many times without parents’ consent—shortly after the child is born. If you choose not to have your 12-hour-old newborn vaccinated, it may take a lot of effort and insistence on your part to make sure this vaccine is not given without your informed consent.
Posted By dale on March 28, 2011
Several recent studies have linked mercury to serious harm in children.
Dr. Joachim Mutter, author of one of the newest mercury studies, found evidence confirming that mercury in vaccines and other medical products could trigger autism. Another recent study observed that organic mercury is added to vaccines without sufficient safety testing, and warned that the use of mercury-containing Thimerosal is “potentially damaging the health of children.”
According to PR Newswire:
“[The] rationale for the removal of mercury from medicine and dentistry is clear. … [T]he medical community needs to adapt to what we now know is best for our children’s health.”
As a reminder Thimerasol was removed as a preservative in 2001 and the last doses were consumed in 2003 in childhood vaccines.
Posted By dale on November 28, 2010
People who consume foods rich in vitamin B12 could be at lower risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease.
Researchers analyzed blood samples from more than 270 individuals who showed no evidence of dementia. They tested for levels of vitamin B12 and for levels of homocysteine, an amino acid that has been linked to an increased risk of Alzheimer’s disease, and then tracked the study participants for seven years.
Each unit increase in vitamin B12 reduced the risk of developing Alzheimer’s by 2 percent.
Some ideal dietary sources of B12 vitamins would include:
* Liver from organic calf
* Wild caught salmon
* Organic, grass-fed beef
* Lamb (which are typically grass-fed even if not specified as organic)
* Organic, free-range eggs
Posted By dale on November 9, 2010
The 2010-2011 flu season is here. With it comes a mixture of good news and bad, but if you and I together spread facts instead of fear, we can once again tip the balance toward health in the US—and worldwide.
Last year, the swine flu “pandemic”—warned to be catastrophic—was actually much milder than health officials warned.
Last year’s flu mortality estimates turned out to be only one-third that of an average year, in spite of the emergence of the new human-bird-pig influenza virus you have come to know as swine flu.
Last year the United States contracted for the manufacture of more than 170 million doses of swine flu vaccine. Only 90 million doses were used in the United States.
Armed with the facts, less than one-third of the US population fell for fear mongering. Step up, do some research. Do I really want someone puncturing the largest organ of my body with something that they can not give me full disclosure on?
Check out the National Vaccine Information Center before you inject.
Posted By dale on October 18, 2010
The Corn Refiners Association (CRA) has petitioned the U.S. FDA to allow manufacturers the option of using the term “corn sugar” instead of “high fructose corn syrup”.
In their press release on the subject, they claim that “independent research demonstrates that the current labeling is confusing to American consumers.”
They blame “inexact scientific reports and inaccurate media accounts” for the current stigma associated with high fructose corn syrup.
Part of what makes HFCS such an unhealthy product is that it is metabolized to fat in your body far more rapidly than any other sugar.
Posted By dale on October 18, 2010
You may have seen a story in the news claiming a study found that consuming more omega-3 fats doesn’t help heart patients. How did the researchers come to this conclusion? They fed their human guinea pigs margarine — otherwise known as the extremely heart unhealthy form of fat called trans fat.
Essentially, the researchers gave heart attack survivors margarine enhanced with omega-3s. Unsurprisingly, it did little to offset the heart-damaging hydrogenated oil already present in the margarine.
There were additional problems with the study as well. According to the Alliance for Natural Health:
“Dr. Stephen Kopecky, a cardiologist at the Mayo Clinic said it may have been a matter of too little, too late — the dose was so tiny and the patients were enrolled many years after their initial heart attack — on average four years.”
Posted By dale on August 22, 2010
A new study by researchers has found that even light or moderately intense physical activity, such as walking or cycling, can substantially reduce your risk of early death.
The study combined the results from the largest studies around the world on the health impact of light and moderately intense physical activity.
Science Daily reports:
“The good news from this study is that you don’t have to be an exercise freak to benefit from physical activity.
Just achieving the recommended levels of physical activity (equivalent to 30 minutes daily of moderate intensity activity on 5 days a week) reduces the risk of death by 19 percent … while 7 hours per week of moderate activity (compared with no activity) reduces the risk of death by 24 percent”.
Posted By dale on January 10, 2010
Interval exercise, where individuals exercised for 2 minutes at 97% of there maximum heart rate (MHR) followed by a recovery period of three minutes of low intensity exercise burned the same amount of calories as a program using aerobic exercise. The difference in fat burning however was dramatically different. Most studies have found that the calories burned using different forms of exercise were about the same. The surprise finding was that interval exercise increased the presence of fat burning enzymes, fat loss was up to 9 times higher, and the fat burning effects continued for 24 hours. It is really easy to put this research into practical use. For example, instead of walking at the same pace for 30 minutes, try walking at your normal pace for 5 minutes then speed up to a full speed walk for 2 1/2, then go back to normal. Switch back and forth with this system to finish your 30 minute walk. You’ll be surprised at the difference in fat loss that can occur.
Posted By dale on January 1, 2010
I think you all should see this article as First Amendment rights could be violated in your home area.